Well, this All-Star Game sure wasn’t disappointing! The AL League won as many expected we would again. It wasn’t all the way into the early morning hour’s, and Victor got a very fair amount of playing time. One thing that stands out about Vic, is that his son is always there with him. I find it so adorable! When the camera’s were on him, little Victor even flashed a peace sign for the cameras. Martinez, when asked about his son, said he hopes to be back for more mid-summer classics, but just in case, he gets as many souvenirs as possible for his son. “We got some stuff,” Martinez said, “so I can show it to him when he gets older.”
Victor’s only at-bat was sort of disappointing to me at first. He got intentionally walked! I could guess his thoughts by the look on his face : “Come on! I want to drive someone home!” He was laughing the whole time though, it was all smiles with him. 🙂 There is good in that, obviously his competitors are scared to face him, which makes me feel all warm and bubbly for some reason. Yes, be afraid. BE VERY AFRAID. When asked about it he said, “”That’s the last thing you think is going to happen, getting intentionally walked in your only at-bat,” Martinez said with a laugh. “That’s OK, though. I had fun.”
Victor’s help and contribution to the AL was definetely well known. He got us through a rough inning, and made one of the last out’s of the game. I am very happy for him, and
I’m glad he did so well.
Carl Crawford was the eventual MVP, for his huge catch that robbed the NL of a home-run, or we would have had some extra-innings, & maybe even lost in extra innnings.
Another rumor is swirling around about trading. This time, it’s of Victor Martinez going to the Red Sox?! No thanks. He seems to not want to be traded, because he came right out and said it. So please. DO NOT TRADE VICTOR. I have heard many Tribe fans already screaming that. He wants to stay, so do.not.trade.him. Asked about the Red Sox, he said, “They have a pretty good team, and I think if you ask around, everyone would like to play in Boston. I talk to David Ortiz [stats] when I have a chance, and some of the other guys, and they tell me how much fun it is there.”But that doesn’t mean I want to leave Cleveland. I hear some of the rumors, but I’ve tried to do a pretty good job of staying away from all the news about me.”